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No Industry-Wide Texas Non-Compete Agreements

December 13, 2011 / By Robert Wood
Articles // Non Compete Agreements in Texas

Texas cases dealing with the enforceability of noncompete agreements have long held that “industry-wide” restrictions are overly broad. In a recent case from the Waco Court of Appeals, the court applied that rule to a concrete situation. The covenant not to compete applied to the “pet supply manufacturing and distribution industry.” The employee contended that…

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Texas’ Pro-Enforcement Trend Continues

/ By Robert Wood
Articles // Non Compete Agreements in Texas

 The Marsh USA case was perhaps the most important non-compete case coming out of the Texas Supreme Court since the Light case in 1994. And that’s saying a lot, given the Sheshunoff (2006) and Mann Frankfort (2009) opinions which made non-competes more enforceable in Texas. After Marsh USA, Texas restrictive covenant attorneys will have to…

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